9 Hamantaschen Recipes With an Unexpected Twist

by | Mar 3, 2017 | Entertainment, Food, Hillel Ontario, Jewish Holiday | 0 comments

Purim is around the corner and we can’t wait to get dressed up and celebrate! If you are too excited and have the Purim feels already we suggest you start baking Hamantaschen! Here is a list of fun and exciting Hamantaschen with a twist.

1. The S’more Hamantaschen
Melted chocolate, ooey-gooey ‘mellows, a crunchy crust… that’s what you can expect of these S’more Hamantaschen. Trust us, they are worth the diet sin!

©http://www.couldntbeparve.com/recipe/smore-hamentashen/

©http://www.couldntbeparve.com/recipe/smore-hamentashen/

 

2.  The Taco Hamantaschen
Yes, sweet Hamantaschen are delicious, but it’s also ok if you want to spice it up once in a while – no need to feel guilty! We present: Taco Hamantaschen!

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©www.kosherinthekitch.com/taco-hamantaschen-meatless-dairy-tacos/

 

3. The Chocolate Overload Hamantaschen
There is nothing better on this planet than chocolate! It makes you happy, it’s an aphrodisiac, and it’s absolutely yum! Make sure to try these chocolate-overloaded Hamanstaschen. You might also call them Choco-taschen.

©www.myjewishlearning.com/the-nosher/triple-chocolate-hamantaschen/

 

4. The Red Velvet Hamantaschen
If you like red velvet cake or cupcakes, you will love these red velvet Hamantaschen!
The crunchy red crust in combination with the smooth vanilla filling is absolutely mouthwatering!

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©www.whatjewwannaeat.com/red-velvet-hamantaschen/

 

5. The Peanut-Chocolate-Pretzel Hamantaschen
Who doesn’t love the combination of sweet and savory? We do! These Peanut-Chocolate-Pretzel Hamantaschen are not only worth salivating over, but also soothing for the eye.

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©http://kitchen-tested.com/2015/02/09/peanut-butter-chocolate-pretzel-hamantaschen/

 

6. Pop-Tart Hamantaschen
Are you craving some gooey pop tarts? Crave no more! With this recipe you don’t even have to wait for your pop-tarts to pop out of the toaster. Instead, you can eat the hot pockets of sweet goodness straight from the oven … Purim style.

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©www.kosherinthekitch.com/pop-tart-hamantaschen/

 

7. Hamantaschen with a cheesy twist
Who ever said Hamantaschen have to be sweet? We surely didn’t! Doesn’t cheese, potatoes and broccoli sound delicious together? If you agree, this recipe is made for you!

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© http://kitchen-tested.com/2015/02/24/cheddar-biscuit-hamantaschen/

 

8. The Birthday cake Hamanstaschen
Is it your birthday today? If so, happy birthday! If not, then the Mad Hatter would wish you a very merry unbirthday! Either way, it’s always the right time for birthday cake – or even better, birthday cake Hamantaschen.

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©www.lilmisscakes.com/2015/funfetti-hamantaschen#more-3083

 

9. The Chocolate Mint Hamantaschen
After eating all these delicious, but heavy Hamantaschen, you might need a refreshMINT… We suggest: The Chocolate Mint Hamantaschen.

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© www.whatjewwannaeat.com/mint-chocolate-hamantaschen/

Annamie Paul Joins Hillel Ontario

Annamie Paul Joins Hillel Ontario

Last month Hillel Ontario heard from Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada. After winning the leadership race back in October of 2020, Annamie became the first Black person and first Jewish woman to lead a federal Canadian political party. Since then, she has been speaking to Canadians all across the country, spreading messages of hope and inspiration, during a time where these moments are a rarity. No matter the political orientation of the Zoom attendees of this fireside chat, everyone walked away with a few life lessons up their sleeve.

Here are some of my biggest takeaways. First, Annamie spoke about following your passion, a message that I know many students needed to hear. When I graduated from grade 12, I was constantly asked where I saw myself in five years, ten years, and sometimes even twenty years. Although I was asked with the best intentions, I’ve always felt overwhelming pressure to envision a clear career path. Annamie dispelled this myth by referencing the enjoyment associated with the process of discovering your passion rather than having a final goal in mind, and Annamie’s enthusiasm for human rights through a policy lens has shaped the course of her life. Second, Annamie spoke about the importance of speaking up in the face of injustice. Whether you consider yourself an advocate or not, Annamie highlighted the need to follow your moral compass, never remaining complicit. Following Annamie’s time as the leader of the Green Party, it is clear that she isn’t afraid to use her voice and position to shine light on racism, antisemitism, and sexism. These are two lessons I think everyone can learn from.

Annamie spoke about growing up in Toronto Centre (the riding where she will be running in the next federal election), her career as an international lawyer, and her decision to enter politics. As someone who doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional politician, Annamie referenced about the challenges that she’s faced as a Black, Jewish woman. Racism, antisemitism, and sexism were all constant throughout her leadership campaign, and her six months leading the Green Party. 

Throughout Annamie’s talk, I learned about the importance of elevating voices that have previously gone unheard. In a predominantly white space, Hillel students and staff need to work hard to ensure that Jews of Colour feel welcomed. 

After 45 minutes, the latter half of which consisted of an insightful Q&A, Annamie mentioned that she would love to be invited back to another Hillel Ontario fireside chat. For now, I’ll take Annamie’s lessons with me while looking forward to hearing about all of her accomplishments in a year from now.

  • Skylar Banks, Guelph Hillel
Collaboration Breeds Diversity and Inclusion

Collaboration Breeds Diversity and Inclusion

Collaborating with other student organizations allows us to diversify the students at our events, build coalitions, establish good rapport with other student groups and broaden the topics of the content that we deliver. 

This past month, we had the privilege of working with the Waterloo and Laurier chapters of Menstruation Redefined, which is committed to helping with the “institutional and social barriers surrounding menstruation that risk the health, well-being, and daily lives of many.” This mission resonated with us at Hillel because we understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion for all. These are values that we hold as Jews, and want to embody at Hillel. 

We joined forces to produce a fun evening of trivia and learning. The event allowed us to reach new students, educate others on Jewish practice for those who menstruate, and learn more about Menstruation Redefined’s mission. Collaborative events like this allow us to understand key issues and causes that other student-run campus groups advocate for and to build strong allyships and ensure that we propel Hillel’s values forward, such as inclusion and equity.

Jessica Bloom, HIllel Waterloo Student President
Veronica Grad, Hillel Laurier Student President

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